2009-06-20 / Editorials & Letters

Writer says turning off street lights is a step back


I think our current village council and administration should be commended for the progress they have made in our village. The water issue has been a long and up hill battle.

I was concerned last week when I attended the council meeting. When Miss Charlotte expressed her concern and some conversations she has had with some folks about turning off the street lights, council members said they just did not know what else to do. I think they feel no one really cares because the levy has failed to pass - again!

I think the fact that voter turn out was very low and the wording of the Issue was very vague, to say the least, was the main reason Issue 2 failed. It wasn't because no one cares about the streetlights.

I think turning off the streetlights is a step back in our quest to move our village forward. The darkness will only breed crime in our neighborhoods. One car vandalized, or one home broken into is one too many.

Please join me in encouraging village council members and Mayor Frank Foster to keep the lights on! Let's work together to get the word out so on election day in November we have a good showing of folks from the village that want to keep moving us forward. We need to work hard on explaining the issue and how important it is for it to pass.

Remember, the little song from our Sunday school days? "This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine." Don't let the devil blow it out!

A. Kaye Hartman Buckeye Lake

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